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窓ぎわのトットちゃんLearning with fun freedom and love This unusual school had old railroad cars for classrooms and it was run by an extr I stumbled upon an important book the other dayI probably found it because K is next to J and when I’m in a used bookstore I always look for Tove Jansson booksOn this day at Retold Tales I noticed a little book called Totto Chan The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi The brief dust jacket description told me it was a person’s true recollections about a school of “fun freedom and love” that met in old train carsI started reading it there on the floor and knew I’d buy it I finished it in just a couple days Tetsuko Kuroyanagi writes her memories of this unusual and special school in Japan during the time of World War II It’s a beautiful and inspiring little bookThe school Tomoe was created by someone named Sosaku Kobayashi who believed children should learn in freedom with much self expression He told his teachers “Leave them to nature Don’t cramp their ambitions Their dreams are bigger than yours”The author writes many beautiful stories of the small and large ways Sosaku Kobayashi crafted a loving space for children of different abilities interests and backgrounds He and his wife made sure each child had enough food to eat could find and pursue what intrigued them and felt valued and good Tetsuko writes about Sosaku’s habit of telling her many many times “You’re really a good girl you know” and how she kept that message in her heart throughout lifeShe first came to Tomoe after being expelled from First Grade at another school At that school she endlessly opened and closed her desk ran to the window during class and other things her teacher just couldn’t tolerate At Tomoe her life changedThe school was not fancy Instead it was full of enthusiasm creativity and trust that children will follow their interests and learn well if given the right support and freedom As John Holt much later wrote “All I am saying can be summed up in two words Trust Children”Totto chan is a beautiful book showing one model of a school that doesn’t reuire students to conform but instead nurtures and celebrates themI think you should know going in that things end very sadly No one is injured in the event but Tomoe is destroyed by an American bomber and the children must move on to other schools I appreciated knowing this before reaching that point in the story Without time to prepare myself I think it would have been too devastating The book ends with information on what each person went on to do in lifeTotto chan is a book I missed until now and I’m so glad I stumbled upon it Aren’t uirky bookstores great? Let’s take the inspiration of Tomoe and create and opportunities for children to grown up in nature in love and with the reminder over and over that they are good

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窓ぎわのトットちゃん reader Á 232 pages Download ✓ insolpro ï ❰Download❯ ➽ 窓ぎわのトットちゃん Author Tetsuko Kuroyanagi – Insolpro.co.uk This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that cAordinary man its founder and headmaster Sosaku Kobayashi who was a firm believer in freedom of expression and activit The Ending was a bit tragic though and the story should have been a bit longer

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This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that combined Totto chan The Little Girl at the Window was written by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi a Japanese actress who wrote this memoir based on her childhood experience at Tomoe Gakuen primary school before World War IITotto chan who was labeled as a troublemaker by her teacher was forced to leave school Her anxious mother then took her to Tomoe Gakuen a school ran by headmaster Mr Kobayashi who had utterly different views on schooling than the other educators of his time He was an educator who believed respect encouragement and freedom are keys to a child's better development than punishment and boxing the child according to adults' own likingI first read this book when I was a kid probably about Totto chan's age or a bit older Reading this bookmemoir as a kid is the same like reading a fairytale of a little girl stumbling into Wonderland In a sense Totto chan's experience in Tomoe Gakuen really is nothing less than a fairytale comes true Totto chan and her friends studied in classrooms made of train carriages due to the lack of fund for real classrooms their teachers taught them to dance to express themselves freely and gave out nontraditional lessons their headmaster spent time listening to what the children had to say and talked to them like eualsthere're so much to be explored as we follow Totto chan making new discoveries about herself and the world around her And through the writing you can sense there's always love so much love surrounding the children love among parents and children among Totto chan and friends among teachers and studentsBut happiness always comes to an end just like every childhood must With the approaching of war and food shortage Totto chan slowly learnt the harsh truth of life through the death of her friends etc The small wonders and adventures of the children was view spoilerslowly and surely engulfed by war eventually Tomoe Gakuen was burnt to the ground during a bombing and was never rebuiltThis is a heartbreaking end to a wonderful story hide spoiler